I read this somewhere a few days ago.
Very few and simple words, yet it’s been speaking to my core.
I’ve always known that somewhere in me I hold this saying too, it’s just that events and factors that happen beyond my control lead me to take sides and be clouded.
This saying has been making me think about a lot of things.
It’s making me reevaluate my views of the world in general.
I can’t agree more with this saying, yet I’m reminded of the things that I’m not in agreement with.
I have realized now that this is the reason why world peace will never be achieved.
Because people are intrinsically different from each other; if there is one thing that we all have in common it is that we are all hard to please, and we are all too selfish to pave way to others.
Not that pleasing everyone is a sane goal to aim for; even soul mates have dissimilarities.
It really boils down to understanding and respect, nothing more.
Because to close our minds on what makes other people’s boats float is to sink with our egos, really.
After all we only want to be accepted for our own flaws and ways of life.
“Do not do unto others what you do not want to be done unto you.”
Maybe the reason why we feel lonely in this overcrowded world is because we are too caught up with our little personal versions of it.
I have my biases, no doubt.
But I don’t disagree on things just for the sake of being obnoxious or a vexer.
I could assure you that my vehement opinions are coming from well-meaning intentions.
This is what you call righteous indignation.
That my personal reservations are not worth any war, because they are my opinions, and you have your own opinions. Now let’s talk.
“I may not agree with you, but I will fight to the death for your right to express yourself.”
Am I saying that I’m understanding racists, and respecting people who do drugs?
No. But I’ll do the best that I can to enlighten them.
Even the Libyan president Muammar al-Gaddafi, with all willpower no, I’m not going to act on blind fury and just blow up his face with mortar if given the chance; killing him would only make me no different from him.
The rule is you do not condescend and get carried away by your emotions when faced by inhumans; what you do is get together your Friends to bring these inhumans to proper forum and ultimately, real punishment that the law assigns.
Haters gonna hate, civilization is overrated.
But the mere fact that we can think for ourselves means we have a great power that’s very real in our hands.
And along with this great power comes great responsibility.
It’s time to get our judgments together.
Let’s exchange ideas and compromise.
Because to be curious is not enough.